Learner Orientation Options

VIULearn Student Orientation Bookings

Please take a minute to read through your options to find the format that best suits your learners' needs. 

Option A – Self-Paced, Fully-Online Course Access

  • Students register for this course free of charge from the “Open Learning” link inside of VIULearn
  • Students complete the course on their own time at their own pace (averaging 1.5 hours to complete) and can revisit the content for up to a year when they need it
  • The course walks students through navigation, adjusting setting and using all major VIULearn tools
  • You do not need to book class time for this option, just let us know you are interested in this option to receive some template emails you can send to your students

Option B – Instructor-Led Orientation: Face-to-Face Computer Lab or Webinar

  • Centre staff will provide 1:1 training and resources for instructors wishing to lead their own orientations in a computer lab or as an online webinar
  • Instructors will be responsible for booking a computer lab for the orientation or creating an online room for a webinar
  • The Centre staff will not lead the orientation, but will be available to support you when you deliver the session

Option C – Fully-Online, Self-Paced Module Added to Your Course

  • You will choose which materials from the self-paced fully-online course you want in your VIULearn course and load them
  • Depending on how you choose to load those materials, they can be automatically updated every year without you needing to request the new materials
  • You have the power to edit and customize the orientation material to suit your needs
  • You do not need to book class time for this option
  • If you want to load the materials, we have a handout and video available here: Adding the VIULearn Student Orientation to a Course

Option D – Program-Wide Orientations

  • If you are arranging a program wide orientation, please contact us so we can discuss your specific needs and what we can do for you

To book one of these student orientation options, please fill our our Lime Survey.

If you have any questions about student orientations to VIULearn, please email learnsupport@viu.ca or call 250-740-6179 Monday to Friday, 9:00 am to 4:00 pm.


We look forward to supporting you and your learners!